THANK YOU!!! TN Prepper for sharing this great post. It's being printed out and picked apart here :o)
I would have to agree with the statements about most folks seriously underestimating the work and time frame to make a true homestead viable. They think short-term, most even miss that true reality, and I don't believe we'll be seeing short-term when things really start to drop from under this country.
I also would agree, being in the middle...shoot, looking through that article without my rosey glasses, I'm barely at the first baby steps...that the 10-20 year time frame is rather short. We're talking serious survival plans...continued eating, planning for that with your meats fruits and vegs, long range things like permanent water supply, little things overlooked like I can our foods which is good, but honestly, how many lids am I going to stock? A couple thousand isn't long-term for a large family. You have to make lifestyle changes, eat with the seasons as much as you can and put up select items for winter sparsity, dry your foods, that sort of thing.
I'm no where near reality here onthis homestead. I'm better off than some, but that's hardly comforting.
Reality is not in the short-term thinking. That might have worked with something like Y2k where a solution/fix was possible. Or with natural disaster thinking where 'help' is an eventuality.
But the very real likelihood of possibilities for our futures here in this country, given the current flow of things, requires serious planning and serious WORK toward a very permanent long term goal now.
Short thinking will justmake things worse for you and your family.
Friday, August 14, 2009
Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls.
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